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Calling All Teen Filmmakers!

Sonoma County Library is having its second annual SCL Teenage Film Festival! Are you an amateur filmmaker? Has TikTok or YouTube awakened your passion for cinema? All Sonoma County teens ages 12 to 19 are invited to compete. Take some time over the summer break to shoot and edit your own 6-minute masterpiece. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films screened at the festival. Prizes will be awarded for the top films.

Accepting submissions June 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022:
https://filmfreeway.com/SCLTeenFilmFestival

Teen Film Festival Premiere on Wednesday August 31, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Official Rules:

  • All short films must be written, directed, and edited by teens ages 12 to 19.
  • The filmmaker/director must be a resident of Sonoma County.
  • All entries must be teen-produced, and may be either a group project or individual work.
  • Adult guidance and instruction are permissible, but the planning and production must reflect teen effort. Note, however, that adults may act in and assist with your film.
  • Films may be on any topic, but must be G or PG rated in language and subject matter, as defined by the Motion Pictures Association, or they will be disqualified.

    G – General Audiences
    All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

    PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
    Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give "parental guidance". May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

  • Title pages and credits should be included in your film.
  • Unless relevant to the plot, please do not include bloopers in your submitted film.
  • Films may be no more than 6 minutes in length including credits.
  • Use of sound or video clips from other films, television shows, music videos, etc. within your submitted work is not permitted unless those clips are in the public domain or you have received written permission from the copyright holder. This includes the use of trademarked products or characters.
  • Filmmakers can also use their own original music. Additionally, copyright-free, public domain, trade-friendly or creative commons copyright music can be used.
  • Each filmmaker may submit up to two, and no more than, two films.
  • All new footage should be made while following Sonoma County’s social distancing guidelines.

Legal Disclaimers:

By entering your film into the Sonoma County Library Teen Film Festival, the applicant agrees to all rules and regulations as defined in the official festival rules.

The applicant also grants a non-exclusive license, throughout the world and in perpetuity, to the Library to:

  • Show their film to a non-paying public at a future Sonoma County Library Teen Film Festival, other partner festivals and promotional events.
  • Display the film, in part or in its entirety, on the Sonoma County Library website, video streaming websites, and/or Sonoma County Library website and Facebook page.

 

May’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Books by AAPI Authors

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer books by AAPI authors! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month where we honor and celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will be meeting online at 5:00 pm every Tuesday in May. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the May Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of May Teen Pride Club events.

 

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

The Best at it

The Best at it
by Maulik Pancholy
(he/him)
J PANCHOLY

Summer Bird Blue

Summer Bird Blue
by Akemi Dawn Bowman
(she/they)
Y BOWMAN

These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights
by Chloe Gong
(she/her)
Y GONG

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating
by Adiba Jaigirdar
(she/her)
Y JAIGIRDAR

The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars
by Adiba Jaigirdar
(she/her)
Y JAIGIRDAR

Zara Hossain is Here

Zara Hossain is Here
by Sabina Kahn
(she/her)
Y KAHN

We Are Totally Normal

We Are Totally Normal
by Naomi Kanakia
(she/her)
ebook only

Not Your Sidekick

Not Your Sidekick
by C. B. Lee
(they/them)
Y LEE

Meet Cute Diary

Meet Cute Diary
by Emery Lee
(e/em)
Y LEE

I’ll Be the One

I’ll Be the One
by Lyla Lee
(she/her)
Y LEE

Huntress

Huntress
by Malinda Lo
(she/her)
Y LO

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
by Malinda Lo
(she/her)
Y LO

Like A Love Story

Like A Love Story
by Abdi Nazemian
(he/him)
Y NAZEMIAN

The Chandler Legacies

The Chandler Legacies
by Abdi Nazemian
(he/him)
Y NAZEMIAN

Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire
by Natasha Ngan
(she/her)
Y NGAN

It’s Not Like Its A Secret

It’s Not Like Its A Secret
by Misa Sugiura
(she/her)
Y SUGIURA

Iron Widow

Iron Widow
by Xiran Jay Zhao
(they/them)
Y ZHAO

Love and other Natural Disasters

Love and other Natural Disasters
by Misa Sugiura
(she/her)
Y SUGIURA

The Legend of Auntie Po

The Legend of Auntie Po
by Shing Yin Khor
(they/them)
JG KHOR

Flamer

Flamer
by Mike Curato
(he/him)
YG CURATO

Displacement

Displacement
by Kiku Hughes
(she/her)
YG HUGHES

Squad

Squad
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(she/her)
YG TOKUDA-HALL

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
by Mariko Tamaki
(she/her)
YG TAMAKI

The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish
by Trung Le Nguyen
(she/her)
YG TRUNG

Mooncakes

Mooncakes
by Suzanne Walker
(she/they)
illustrated by Wendy Xu
(she/they)
YG WALKER

Cafe Con Lychee

Coming Soon!
Release date 5.10.22

Cafe Con Lychee
by Emery Lee
(e/em)
Y LEE

 

April’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Poetry and Books in Verse

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer poetry and books in verse! April is National Poetry Month, so feel free to pick out a poetry book, slam poetry on youtube, song lyrics, or even write your own poetry and share with everyone. We will be meeting online at 5:00 pm every Tuesday in April. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the April Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of April Teen Pride Club events.

 

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land
by Elizabeth Acevedo
(she/her)
Y ACEVEDO

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta
(he/him)
Y ATTA

Muted

Muted
by Tami Charles
(she/her)
Y CHARLES

Apple: Skin to the Core

Apple: Skin to the Core
by Eric Gansworth
(she/her)
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH

Take Me With You

Take Me With You
by Andrea Gibson
(they/them)
Y 811 GIBSON

A Million Quiet Revolutions

A Million Quiet Revolutions
by Robin Gow
(they/ze/he)
Y GOW

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth
by Meg Grehan
(she/her)
ebook only

Every Body Looking

Every Body Looking
by Candice Iloh
(they/she)
Y ILOH

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
by Audre Lorde
(she/her)
811 LORDE

I am Water

I am Water
by Meg Specksgoor
(she/her)
Y SPECKSGOOR

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin

The Most Dazzling
Girl in Berlin

by Kip Wilson
(she/her)
Y WILSON

Nothing Burns As Bright As You

Nothing Burns As
Bright As You

by Ashley Woodfolk
(she/her)
Y WOODFOLK

 

Upcoming Release:

Only on the weekends

Only on the weekends
by Dean Atta
(he/him)
Release date: May 12, 2022

 

 

 

Land Acknowledgement:
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.

 

March’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Science Fiction

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer science fiction! Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 5:00 pm every Tuesday in March. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the March Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of March Teen Pride Club events.

 

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

The Weight of the Stars

The Weight of the Stars
by K. Ancrum
(she/her)
Y ANCRUM

Victories Greater Than Death

Victories Greater Than Death
by Charlie Jane Anders
(she/her)
Y ANDERS

All That’s Left in the World

All That’s Left in the World
by Erik J. Brown
(he/him)
Y BROWN

Across a Field of Starlight

Across a Field of Starlight
by Blue Delliquanti
(they/them)
YG DELLIQUANTI

Dreadnought

Dreadnought
by April Daniels
(she/her)
Y DANIELS

 

The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves
by Cherie Dimaline
(she/her)
Y DIMALINE

The Kindred

The Kindred
by Alechia Dow
(she/her)
Y DOW

The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars
by Alechia Dow
(she/her)
Y DOW

Survive the Dome

Survive the Dome
by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
Y JACKSON

Yesterday is History

Yesterday is History
by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
Y JACKSON

 

Not Your Sidekick

Not Your Sidekick
by C. B. Lee
(she/her)
Y LEE

Heart of Iron

Heart of Iron
by Ashley Poston
(she/her)
Y POSTON

The Darkness Outside Us

The Darkness Outside Us
by Eliot Schrefer
(he/him)
Y SCHREFER

I Hope You Get This Message

I Hope You Get This Message
by Farah Naz Rishi
(she/they)
Y RISHI

Crier’s War

Crier’s War
by Nina Varela
(she/her)
Y VARELA

 

On A Sunbeam

On A Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden
(she/her)
YG WALDEN

The Temperature of Me and You

The Temperature of Me and You
by Brian Zepka
(he/him)
Y ZEPKA

Iron Widow

Iron Widow
by Xiran Jay Zhao
(they/them)
Y ZHAO

 

 

 

 

Here’s What to Look Forward to in 2022

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn: Reckoning
by Rachael Allen
Release date:
April 26, 2022

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak
by Charlie Jane Anders
(she/her)
Release date:
April 5, 2022

Out There

Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder
edited by
Saundra Mitchell
(she/they)
Release date:
June 7, 2022

Milo and Marcos

Milo and Marcos at the End of the World
by Kevin Christopher Snipes
(he/him)
Release date:
May 24, 2022

Hell Followed with Us

Hell Followed with Us
by Andrew Joseph White
(he/him)
Release date:
June 7, 2022

Galaxy

Galaxy: the Prettiest Star
by Jadzia Axelrod
(she/her)
& Jess Taylor
(they/them)
Release date:
May 17, 2022

Land Acknowledgement:
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.

 

February’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Books by Black Authors

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer books by Black authors! While Black History Month serves as a great chance to promote Black authors in February, the library will also make sure to highlight their works throughout the year. Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 5:00 pm every Tuesday in February. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the February Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of February Teen Pride Club events.

#GoodTrouble Action Pack

#GoodTrouble Action Pack

In response to the Black Lives Matter banner-burning incident that took place at the Sebastopol Library in January 2022; Sonoma County Library is offering teens the opportunity to stand up and speak out by creating posters inspired by popular social movements such as Black Lives Matter, anti-racism, free speech, anti-bullying, disability rights, climate action, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

At the end of the month, participants will be asked to share their posters which will be displayed in library branches across the county and featured on social media.

Please register for this event to receive a free #GoodTrouble Action Pack, including everything you need to make your own poster. You will receive an email notification when your pack is ready for pickup.

Free for teens in grades 7-12.

 

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades
by h Àbíké-Íyímídé
(she/her)
Y ABIKE-IYIMIDE

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta
(he/him)
Y ATTA

Cinderella is Dead

Cinderella is Dead
by Kalynn Bayron
(she/her)
Y BAYRON

This Poison Heart

This Poison Heart
by Kalynn Bayron
(she/her)
Y BAYRON

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender
(they/he)
Y CALLENDER

 

Things We Couldn’t Say

Things We Couldn’t Say
by Jay Coles
(he/him)
Y COLES

The Taking of Jake Livingston

The Taking of Jake Livingston
by Ryan Douglass
(he/she/they)
Y DOUGLASS

The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars
by Alechia Dow
(she/her)
Y DOW

Bitter

Bitter
by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
Y EMEZI

Pet

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
Y EMEZI

 

The Passing Playbook

The Passing Playbook
by Isaac Fitzsimons
(he/him)
Y FITZSIMONS

Off the Record

Off the Record
by Camryn Garrett
(she/her)
Y GARRETT

Yesterday is History

Yesterday is History
by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
Y JACKSON

Rise to the Sun

Rise to the Sun
by Leah Johnson
(she/her)
Y JOHNSON

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown
by Leah Johnson
(she/her)
Y JOHNSON

 

Meet Cute Diary

Meet Cute Diary
by Emery Lee
(e/em)
Y LEE

The Stars and the BLackness Between Them

The Stars and the BLackness Between Them
by Junauda Petrus
(she/her)
 

How to Be Remy Cameron

How to Be Remy Cameron
by Julian Winters
(he/him)
 

All Boys Aren’t Blue

All Boys Aren’t Blue
by George M. Johnson
(they/them)
Y 306.7662 JOHNSON

We are not Broken

We are not Broken
by George M. Johnson
(they/them)
Y 305.896 JOHNSON

 

 

Here’s What to Look Forward to in 2022

We Deserve Monuments

We Deserve Monuments
by Jas Hammonds
(they/she)
Release date: July 12th, 2022

Survive the Dome

Survive the Dome
by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
Release date: March 29th 2022

Kings of B’more

Kings of B’more
by R. Eric Thomas
(he/him)
elease date: May 31st, 2022

Burn Down,<br />Rise Up

Burn Down, Rise Up
by Vincent Tirado
(they/them)
Release date: May 3rd, 2022

Right Where I Left You

Right Where I Left You
by Julian Winters
(he/him)
Release date: March 15th, 2022

 

Land Acknowledgement:
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.

 

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¡Llamando a todos los cineastas adolescentes!

¡La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma está teniendo su segundo Festival de cine para adolescentes! ¿Eres un cineasta aficionado? ¿TikTok o YouTube te ha despertado una pasión por el cine? Todos los adolescentes del condado de Sonoma de 12 a 19 años están invitados a competir. Tómate un tiempo durante las vacaciones de verano para filmar y editar tu propia obra maestra de 6 minutos. Un jurado revisará todas las entradas presentadas y seleccionará las películas proyectadas en el festival. Se otorgarán premios para las mejores películas.

Aceptando obras desde 1 de junio de 2022 hasta el 31 de julio de 2022:
https://filmfreeway.com/SCLTeenFilmFestival

Festival de Cine para Adolescentes Estreno el miércoles 31 de agosto, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reglas oficiales:

  • Todos los cortometrajes deben ser escritos, dirigidos y editados por adolescentes de 12 a 19 años.
  • El cineasta/director debe ser residente del condado de Sonoma.
  • Todas las entradas deben ser producidas por adolescentes y pueden ser un proyecto grupal o un trabajo individual.
  • La orientación e instrucción de adultos son permisibles, pero la planificación y la producción deben reflejar el esfuerzo de los adolescentes. Ten en cuenta, sin embargo, que los adultos pueden actuar y ayudar con tu película.
  • Las películas pueden ser sobre cualquier tema, pero deben tener una calificación G o PG en el lenguaje y el tema, según lo definido por la Motion Pictures Association, o serán descalificadas.

    G – Audiencias generales
    Todas las edades admitidas. Nada que ofendiera a los padres por verlos por los niños.

    PG – Orientación parental sugerida
    Alguno material puede no ser adecuado para niños. Se insta a los padres a dar "orientación parental." Puede contener algún material que a los padres no les guste para sus hijos pequeños.

  • Las páginas de título y los créditos deben incluirse en tu película.
  • A menos que sea relevante para la trama, por favor no incluyas bloopers en tu película enviada.
  • Las películas no pueden tener más de 6 minutos de duración, incluidos los créditos.
  • El uso de clips de sonido o video de otras películas, programas de televisión, videos musicales, etc. dentro de tu trabajo enviado no está permitido a menos que esos clips sean de dominio público o haya recibido permiso por escrito del titular de los derechos de autor. Esto incluye el uso de productos o caracteres de marca registrada.
  • Los cineastas también pueden usar su propia música original. Además, se puede utilizar música libre de derechos de autor, de dominio público, comercial o creative commons.
  • Cada cineasta puede presentar hasta dos, y no más de, dos películas.
  • Todas las imágenes nuevas deben hacerse siguiendo las pautas de distanciamiento social del Condado de Sonoma.

Descargos de responsabilidad legales:

Al ingresar su película en el Festival de cine para adolescentes de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma, el solicitante acepta todas las reglas y regulaciones según se definen en las reglas oficiales del festival.

El solicitante también otorga una licencia no exclusiva, en todo el mundo y a perpetuidad, a la Biblioteca para:

  • Mostrar su película a un público que no paga en un futuro Festival de Cine para Adolescentes de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma, otros festivales asociados y eventos promocionales.
  • Mostrar la película, en parte o en su totalidad, en el sitio web de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma, sitios web de transmisión de video y / o en la página de Facebook de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma.

 

January’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Sports Books

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer sports books! Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online every Tuesday in January. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the January Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of January Teen Pride Club events.

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Some Girls Do

Some Girls Do
by Jennifer Dugan
(she/her)
Y DUGAN

Fence

Fence
by Sarah Rees Brennan
(she/her)
and C.S. Pacat
(she/her)
Y BRENNAN

May the Best Man Win

May the Best Man Win
by Z. R. Ellor
(he/him)
Y ELLOR

Here to Stay

Here to Stay
by Sara Farizan
(she/her)
Y FARIZAN

The Passing Playbook

The Passing Playbook
by Isaac Fitzsimons
(he/him)
Y FITZSIMONS

Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms

Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms
by Crystal Frasier
(she/her)
YG FRASIER

Only Mostly Devastated

Only Mostly Devastated
by Sophie Gonzales
(she/her)
Y GONZALES

Like Other Girls

Like Other Girls
by Britta Lundin
(she/her)
Y LUNDIN

Fence: Volume 1

Fence: Volume 1
by C. S. Pacat
(she/her)
YG PACAT

She Drives me Crazy

She Drives me Crazy
by Kelly Quindlen
(she/her)
Y QUINDLEN

Check, Please!

Check, Please!
by Ngozi Ukazu
(she/her)
YG UKAZU

Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun

Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun
by Jonny Garza Villa
(they/them)
Y VILLA

Running with Lions

Running with Lions
by Julian Winters
(he/him)
Y WINTERS

On Top of Glass

On Top of Glass
by Karina Manta
(she/her)
Y 796.912 MANTA

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
(she/her)
Y 796.086 CRONN-MILLS

One Life

One Life
by Megan Rapinoe
(she/her)
J B RAPINOE

Land Acknowledgement:
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.

 

December’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Cozy Food Books

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer cozy food books & cozy books with lots of food! This month we are getting cozy with some books, tv shows, movies, and podcasts that make us want to curl up with a blanket, a steaming cup of tea, and some tasty snacks. Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in December. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the December Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of December Teen Pride Club events.

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Hot Dog Girl

Hot Dog Girl
by Jennifer Dugan
(she/her)
Y DUGAN

The Heartbreak Bakery

The Heartbreak Bakery
by A.R. Capetta
(all pronouns)
Y CAPETTA

The Music of What Happens

The Music of What Happens
by Bill Konigsberg
(he/him)
Y KONIGSBERG

Miss Meteor

Miss Meteor
by Tehlor Kay Mejia (she/her)
& Anna-Marie McClemore (they/them)
Y MEJIA

The Summer of Jordi Perez

The Summer of Jordi Perez
by Amy Spalding
(she/her)
Y SPALDING

 

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
by Aiden Thomas
(he/they)
Y THOMAS

Moonstruck: Magic to Brew

Moonstruck: Magic to Brew
by Grace Ellis
(she/her)
YG ELLIS

Check Please!

Check Please!
by Ngozi Ukazu
(she/her)
YG UKAZU

Bloom

Bloom
by Kevin Pancetta (he/him)
& Savannah Ganucheau (she/her)
YG PANCETTA

Antoni in the Kitchen

Antoni in the Kitchen
by Antoni Porowski
(he/him)
641.5 POROWSKI

 

For more comforting and cozy queer reads, check out our past post about Queer YA Romance & Beach Reads!

Land Acknowledgement:
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.

 

November’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Indigenous Representation

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer Indigenous Representation! There aren’t many queer Indigenous YA books published out there, so we are including some information about the Native tribes local to the Sonoma County area. The lack of representation of Indigenous own voices, and the violence that happens to Indigenous folks today makes it extremely important to learn about and take action to support Indigenous communities.

For more information about the current sovereignty and revitalization efforts of local Native tribes, please see:

Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in November. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the November Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of November Teen Pride Club events.

The author(s) acknowledge(s) that they are descendant(s) not of Native people but of setter-colonialists. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism, and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We recognize that our library buildings/facilities are on stolen land. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond. The author(s) would welcome comments or corrections from members of Native communities, particularly the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations.

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

The Witch King

The Witch King
by H. E. Edgmon
(he/they)
Seminole
Y EDGMON

The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves
by Cherie Dimaline
(she/her)
Georgian Bay Métis Nation
Y DIMALINE

Fire Song

Fire Song
by Adam Garnet Jones
(he/him)
Cree/Métis
Y JONES

A Snake Falls to Earth

A Snake Falls to Earth
by Darcie Little Badger
(she/her)
Lipan Apache
Y LITTLE BADGER

Elatsoe

Elatsoe
by Darcie Little Badger (she/her)
Lipan Apache
Y LITTLE BADGER

Love after the End

Love after the End
edited by Joshua Whitehead
(he/him)
Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of the
Peguis First Nation

(available as an ebook only)

Surviving the City, Volume 2

Surviving the City, Vol. 2
From the Roots Up
by Tasha Spillett-Sumner
(she/her)
Cree
YG SPILLET-SUMNER

Apple

Apple
Skin to the Core
by Eric Gansworth
(he/him)
Onondaga Nation
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH

 

October’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Horror, Thriller, and the Supernatural

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer horror, thriller, and supernatural books, movies, and podcasts. As the weather gets cooler and the nights get longer, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a creepy book or tv show and a hot cup of tea! Pick out a queer horror, thriller,or supernatural book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in October. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the October Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19
  • October 26

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades
by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (she/her)
Y ABIKE-IYIMIDE

To Break a Covenant

To Break a Covenant
by Alison Ames (she/her)
Y AMES

The Taking of Jake Livingston

The Taking of Jake Livingston
by Ryan Douglass (he/she/they)
Y DOUGLASS

The Witch King

The Witch King
by H.E. Edgmon (he/they)
Y EDGMON

The Dead and the Dark

The Dead and the Dark
by Courtney Gould (she/her)
Y GOULD

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
by Sonia Hartl (she/her)
Y HARTL

She’s Too Pretty to Burn

She’s Too Pretty to Burn
by Wendy Heard (she/her)
Y HEARD

In the Ravenous Dark

In the Ravenous Dark
by A.M Stickland (they/she)
Y STRICKLAND

What Big Teeth

What Big Teeth
by Rose Szasbo (they//them)
Y SZASBO

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
by Aiden Thomas (he/they)
Y THOMAS

Vampires never get old

Vampires never get old
edited by Zoraida Córdova (she/her) & Natalie C. Parker (she/her)
Y VAMPIRES

DeadEndia

DeadEndia: Volume 1, The Watcher's Test
by Hamish Steele (he/him)
YG STEELE

 

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